I just enjoyed 5 days teaching at Strings without Boundaries in Pittsburgh, PA. It was an honour to work with some of the best musicians and educators in North America. Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Matt Turner, Brian Wicklund and Randy Sabien. Check them out if you don’t know who I’m talking about. I also thoroughly enjoyed meeting Aaron Minsky who sat in on a couple of my fiddle classes. I’m glad I didn’t know his background at that time!!! This is a wonderful music program that should be on every string players bucket list! Rock, Jazz, bluegrass, Klezmer, Celtic….
From there I rushed home for a couple of Mushy Pea gigs! It is always so great to play with these guys! They’re incredible musicians and great friends: Andy Thompson, Jerry (Dirt) Clancy, Burke Carroll and Andrew Affleck. Thank you to Gerry Coady and Cliff Edwards for the awesome dinner cruise gig and to Jennifer Brant at “Just past the Pines” for a great concert the following night.
I’m busy working on my second fiddle book which I hope to have ready by mid-August. Stay tuned for that!
I will be heading to Clear Lake, Manitoba on Sunday to teach at another fiddle camp out there. I enjoyed it last year and am looking forward to the experience again.
I hope you’re all enjoying the summer weather and that you’re managing to stay cool. Thanks for stopping by…. I will try to be in touch again soon. Cheers, Kelli